If Open Reach have to significantly change their plans to do FTTC instead of FTTP, possibly because FTTP is harder to install - which is obvious or because they have doubts as to how many people will take up FTTP (premium product, priced higher which is reasonable) then presumably the area has to wait for the new plans to filter through.
Personally I think that the mixed FTTP / FTTC approach was a serious mistake unless FTTP was offered alongside FTTC so we have a choice. I imagine that the huge majority of people will not wish to pay the premium for FTTP.
Given the choice between 80Mb/s FTTC and 330Mb/s FTTP I would opt for FTTC.
I suspect that slower rates of FTTP (a basic package of 50Mb/s or so?) would struggle to justify the investment although people living a long way from the PCP would obviously like it.
Ex <n>ildram , been to SKY MAX - 15,225 Download
BE Unlimited - 21,000 Download 1,200 Upload ON THE LINE THAT SKY COULD ONLY PROVIDE 15,255 DOWN AND 800 UP ON!!!,
Moved house, now BE Unlimited 6,500 Down, 1Mb/s up - gutted!
FTTC Cab installation commenced 12th April - expect full 80 / 20 - bye bye BE, hello BT Infinity soon!